Houston Maritime Injury Lawyer

If you’re injured working on a ship, vessel, oil rig, dock, or other maritime capacity, a Houston maritime injury lawyer from Haun Mena can represent you and handle your compensation claim.

We represent both victims and family members. Contact us today.

Maritime Accident Lawyer in Houston

The process for compensation for a maritime injury versus an injury on land is different. There are laws specific to injuries on the water, in shipyards, and on docks. As maritime accident lawyers in Houston, we thoroughly understand these admiralty laws, making the process easier and answering your questions throughout the case. We can represent you if you’re hurt while working on a ship or vessel, oil rig, dock, or in maritime activity on land.

  • Our lawyers handle claims in Houston and the surrounding areas.
  • Injury claims may be brought by the injured party. We also assist family members who have lost a loved one in a maritime accident.
  • Accidents and injuries may occur while you are working or if you are on the high seas for another reason.

Compensation for a maritime accident is important for your family and your future. To receive the compensation you deserve, you need the help of a Houston maritime injury lawyer. Contact Haun Mena to get legal help today.

Houston Maritime Injury Lawyers

There are more than 67,000 workers in the water transportation industry in the United States. In seven years, these workers suffered 87 fatal injuries and 11,000 nonfatal injuries, many of which were serious.

Maritime work can be dangerous. While admiralty laws exist to protect injured workers, employers, ship owners, and other responsible parties still deny claims and fight paying compensation.

To learn more about your case and get legal help right away, contact Haun Mena. There is no cost or obligation for a consultation with a Houston maritime injury lawyer.

Maritime Law and Houston Admiralty Law

Houston is a busy area for maritime activity. The Port of Houston is among the largest ports in the world. On the Gulf of Mexico and with a draft depth of 45 feet, Port Houston has a 52-mile waterway with eight public terminals.

The port handles more than 212 million tons of cargo each year and contributes to $439 billion in economic activity in Texas annually. Thousands of workers traverse Houston ports, often working in dangerous conditions and within the perils of the maritime industry.

Maritime law applies to this activity. Working with a law firm that focuses on admiralty law gives you a team with the skills and knowledge to pursue your interests.

Common Maritime Injury Cases

Common types of maritime injury cases include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Being struck by a heavy object
  • Explosions and fires
  • Machinery and equipment malfunction
  • Man overboard
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Collisions between vessels and stationary objects
  • Running ashore
  • Injury from extreme weather conditions
  • Drowning

There are many dangers and causes of harm in the maritime industry. Many of these injuries are preventable when employers and ship owners take reasonable safety measures. In our representation, we will investigate the causes of the accident and the options for compensation.

Common causes of injury

Causes of injury in the maritime industry include:

  • Slippery surfaces
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Maintenance and equipment failures
  • Structural collapse
  • Sharp and protruding objects
  • Not placing equipment out of service when repairs are needed
  • Working when weather or sea conditions are dangerous
  • Noise exposure, exposure to sun and heat
  • Inadequate training, inexperience
  • Lack of personal protective equipment
  • Poor communication, unsafe practices
  • Faults in route planning and scheduling
  • Rushing to finish tasks
  • Electrical hazards
  • Working without the right tools and equipment

Our Houston maritime injury lawyers will gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and prepare a complete case on your behalf.

Types of Maritime Injury

Examples of maritime injury that may be the basis of compensation include:

  • Wrongful death
  • Paralysis, back and neck injury, spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, cognitive impairment
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations
  • Burns
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Amputation, loss of limb
  • Damage to body organs and systems

Compensation for Offshore Maritime Accident Victims

As your attorneys, we will:

  • Preserve evidence and build your case
  • Determine if The Jones Act applies
  • Evaluate options under The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Protect your rights under The Saving to Suitors Clause
  • Advocate for families who have lost a loved one under The Death on the High Seas Act
  • Pursue the maintenance and cure compensation that you deserve
  • Investigate the history of the vessel, oil rig, equipment use, and other key factors
  • Gather paperwork and records that may be relevant to your claim
  • Prepare your legal paperwork and file your lawsuit
  • Represent you in court
  • Negotiate your settlement, take your case to a hearing or trial

Injured seamen have rights. Your right to maintenance and cure may include necessary medical expenses to maximum medical improvement and living expenses. We will pursue the compensation and benefits you may deserve following a maritime injury.

Filing for Maritime Injury Compensation in Houston

You have a limited time to file for maritime injury compensation in Houston. The best time to call us is as soon as possible after you or a loved one has been hurt. Our attorneys can take care of everything on your behalf. Contact our experienced Houston maritime injury lawyers at Haun Mena Today

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